Missouri’s “State Aviation Day” at the State Capitol
General Aviation/Business Aviation Issues
Missouri Population = 5,987,580
Kansas Population = 2,818,747
Kansas has 53% less people living in its state compared to Missouri.
Missouri Businesses = 170,000
Kansas Businesses = 219,378
Kansas has 33% more corporations in its state compared to Missouri.
Missouri Aircraft Manufacturing Businesses = 22
Kansas Aircraft Manufacturing Businesses = 35
Kansas has 38% more Aviation Mfrs. in its state compared to Missouri.
Missouri Unemployment Rate = 9.4%
Kansas Unemployment Rate = 7.1%
Kansas has 2.3% less unemployed in its state compared to Missouri.
1,195 Business Aircraft are based in both states. This broken down into the following numbers:
Missouri Business Jet/T.P Fleet = 358
Kansas Business Jet/T.P Fleet = 837
Kansas has 58% more ‘BizAv’ Aircraft in its state compared to Missouri.
In Missouri, General Aviation employs over 11,000 people, and has a payroll of over $363 million.
In Kansas, General Aviation employs over 36,500 people, and has a payroll of over $2.4 billion.
Kansas employs 3 times more people in General Aviation in its state compared to Missouri, and generates 6.6 times more in wages.
SUGGESTED ACTION ITEMS:
Kill SB1000, which proposes the transfer of approximately $2.3 million from the State Aviation Trust Fund. The transfer of funds will delay or cancel airport improvement and safety projects at Missouri airports.
Make Missouri a ‘Fly-Away’ State. Kansas is.
Mandate that State Business Councils and Associations receive familiarity training on the importance and uses of a Business Aircraft as a valid business and sales tool that enables a corporation to leap ahead of its competitors. Commission a State endorsed study, or at least use the data available at the “No Plane – No Gain” website http://www.noplanenogain.org/
Sponsor and promote a General Aviation Business Trade Show for the State of Missouri. The purpose is to promote and encourage Aviation Businesses to move to, or ‘start-up’ in Missouri.
Encourage the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) to hold its Annual Meeting and Convention in a Missouri.
Encourage the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) to hold its Annual Meeting and Convention in a Missouri.
Encourage the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) to hold its Annual Meeting and Convention in a Missouri.